Air Vice-Marshal Sikiru Smith who was abducted on Monday in the Ajah area of Lagos State has been set free.
He was released on Saturday.
According to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, persistent operational activities along the border corridors of Lagos and the recent onslaught on kidnappers in the forest led to the release of the retired Air Vice-Marshal.
Odumosu said he personally handed over Smith to his family,
Smith was abducted by armed masked men who bundled him into a boat, speeding off from the site where he was supervising work in the area.
He is a cousin to the former Inspector-General of Police, Musiliu Smith who is the Chairman of the Police Service Commission.
He is a trained military engineer who rose to hold positions in the military including the Chief of Logistics, Nigerian Air Force Headquarters and Chief of Defence Communications, Defence Headquarters, Abuja before his retirement.